The Girly Tag

I saw this tag on A Little Bit of Jessica Mae and decided to do it myself. Feel free to tag yourself as well! If you do, let me know so that I can read your answers.

MAKEUP

What foundation do you use?
I don’t really like to use foundation. For daily use, I normally use BB cushion. My favorite is Laneige BB Cushion, but I am currently using Skinfood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion. For heavier coverage, I use Nature Republic Super Origin Collagen BB Cream.

2015 Empties - Makeup

What powder do you use?
Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless! in Honey.

What eyebrow pencil do you use?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz or Nature Republic Flower Auto Eyebrow.

What eyeliner do you use?
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black.

What mascara do you use?
I alternate between Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black, and Revlon Lash Potion.

What are five of your favourite lip balms/glosses/sticks?
1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 4 Rouge Vermillon
2. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lipstick in Barberry
3. Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Lip Balms (review here)
4. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm – No. 1421
5. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

Fall 2015 Makeup Look

Do you colour your hair?
Not usually.

At the salon?
Nope, just at home.

What is your stylists name?
It always changes!

What is your natural hair colour?
Black.

Do you have straight or curly hair?
Very straight.

Do you use a curling iron?
Occasionally, usually if I’m going to a special event.

A straightener?
Nope!

Do you use serum and if so what kind?
I don’t use any serums, but I do use hair mists–Skinfood Lychee Essence Mist and OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Weightless Hydration Oil.

Do you use any other hair products and what kinds?
I use tons of dry shampoo!

What shampoo and conditioner do you use?
Currently, Lush Big Shampoo and Big Solid Conditioner.

SCENTS

What deodorant do you use?
Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials (cucumber and green tea).

What body wash do you use?
I have been using Lush Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly (review here). It smells like apple candy.

Lush Santa's Belly Gift Set Contents

What perfumes do you use or like? Name 5.
I have mostly been using Versace Bright Crystal, Prada Candy Florale, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream, and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. I just purchased YSL Black Opium yesterday, so I will start using that soon!

Do you always have to smell good?
Not always, but I certainly don’t ever want to smell bad. I usually carry a spare rollerball in my bag, just in case.

JEWELRY

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend?
Nah.

What jewelry do you wear the most?
A watch and earrings.

What jewelry do you crave the most?
I don’t really crave jewelry, but I love Kate Spade jewelry and Tiffany Keys.

PURSES & SHOES

How many purses do you own?
Not sure, but more than 10.

Which is your favourite?
I have a black soft leather Michael Kors purse that I love.

How many shoes do you own?
A lot…

Which pair is your favourite?
I currently love these inexpensive taupe wedge booties from Target.

SHOPPING

What are your top 5 favourite stores to buy clothes?
1. YesStyle
2. Forever 21
3. Victoria’s Secret
4. Macy’s
5. Uniqlo

What is your favourite shirt?
Any loose, comfy sweaters, or button-ups with lace panels.

What are your favourite jeans?
Jessica Simpson jeggings. They are SO comfortable.

MISCELLANEOUS 

Favourite nail polish?
Julep golds and metals.

Favourite magazine to read?
Glamour, Allure, and Popular Science.

Favourite book?
I like a lot of books, but don’t have a favorite.

Favourite band?
CNBLUE 🙂

Favourite girly movie?
27 Dresses! Love James Marsden ❤

Do you enjoy being a girl?
Usually, yes.

The Beauty Blogger Tag

I came across this tag on CheonsaDiana’s blog and thought I’d join in on the fun!

The Beauty Blogger Tag

THIS OR THAT?!

  • Eyeshadow or Eyeliner? Eyeshadow. I love the variety of shades and blending them all together.
  • Lipstick or lipgloss? Lipstick. I don’t really like the glossy look.
  • Blush or bronzer? I really like blush and the pop of color it can add.
  • Strobing or contouring? Strobing, although contouring is growing on me lately.
  • Liquid, gel or pencil eyeliner? I think I have the best control with gel eyeliner and a good brush, so I’ll go with that.

DRUGSTORE EDITION
(These questions are answered based on American drugstore brands.)

  • Favourite brand? Probably Revlon, but I also like Maybelline and CoverGirl.
  • Favourite lip product? L’Oréal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lipcolour in Blake’s Red.
  • Favourite highlighter? I have yet to try a drugstore highlighter.
  • Favourite eye product? Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette, which reminds me of Naked 3.
  • Favourite bronzer? I don’t have any drugstore bronzers, at least not yet.

HIGH-END EDITION

  • Favourite brand? I don’t think I could choose just one. At the moment, I really like YSL, Urban Decay, Benefit, and NARS.
  • Favourite product? Currently, my Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette.
  • Do you prefer high-end over drugstore? I like a lot of drugstore products, but I ultimately prefer high-end.
  • How do you feel about the Urban Decay Naked Palettes? They are a bit expensive, but the shadows are great quality. It makes sense why they are so popular.
  • Favourite brow product? Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

  • No brows or no foundation? No brows, since my brows are quite full and dark already.
  • Favourite Beauty Blogger or YouTuber? I follow so many great beauty bloggers on WordPress and Bloglovin’, but I actually don’t have a favorite. 
  • Favourite thing about makeup? It makes me look more awake 🙂
  • If you had $1000 to spend on makeup, what would you buy first? The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette.
  • Which beauty brand is your all time favourite? For overall beauty, it’s tied between The Face Shop and Too Cool For School. I have tried so many amazing products from both brands.

PERSONAL

  • How old were you when you started wearing makeup? I didn’t start wearing makeup regularly until my junior year of college, so when I was 19.
  • Who taught you to apply makeup? I’m self-taught, with the occasional help of online tutorials and magazines.
  • Would you rather spend money on makeup than clothes? Oh, I already do. I spend way more money on beauty products than on clothing and accessories.
  • Tell a story regarding a personal makeup experience. I went into my local Sephora for a smoky eye mini-makeover with the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. The palette was great; the smoky eye was terrible. I ended up fixing it myself at home.
  • Where are you from and what is considered beautiful in your country? California, USA. Beauty standards are constantly changing here–actually, here’s a cool article about that.

Feel free to tag yourself like I did! If you do, let me know in the comments. I would love to read your responses!

In Love with Fall Tag

Today is an almost-perfect fall day. The clouds are grey, there’s a little bit of sprinkling, it’s 70ºF out, I’m wearing flannel, and I showed up to work close to 4pm with a PSL. (That makes me sound like a terrible employee, but I was studying Python all morning so judgment is not allowed.)

Pumpkin Selection by Jenny (Flickr)
Pumpkin Selection by Jenny (Flickr)

Because fall is my favorite season, I decided to tag myself with this short and sweet “In Love with Fall” tag. Feel free to tag yourself, if you feel inclined, and leave a link to your post in my comments! I would love to read about your fall favorites 🙂

  1. Favorite fall lip product?
    My fall go-to lip is Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Zivoli (brick red).
  2. Favorite fall nail polish?
    I have a couple of favorites: Julep DeAnn (ripe loganberry crème) and Jane (rose gold glitter).
  3. Favorite Starbucks fall drink?
    Pumpkin spice latte, with 2 pumps of syrup instead of 4. (Am I basic?)
  4. Favorite fall candle?
    My current favorite is a Lemongrass Kiwi candle that I picked up at my old yoga studio.
  5. Favorite fall scarf or accessory?
    I love chunky infinity scarves!
  6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze?
    I get scared quite easily, but I think a haunted hay ride would be really fun! I’ve never done that before.
  7. Favorite Halloween movie?
    Casper or Nightmare Before Christmas–non-scary films, obviously.
  8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
    I love Twix, SweeTARTS, and Nerds.
  9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
    I’m probably not dressing up this year. I was Mickey Mouse last year.
  10. What is your favorite thing about fall?
    There are so many things I love about fall, but they all root down to the cooler temperatures.

Now, time to do some real work…